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FOX
Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
and beer. no word yet on the lineup. >>> one contra costa county city has 80% fewer homes for sale than usual. >> as the real estate market heats up, for sale signs are becoming less common. what that means for buyers and sellers coming up. >> then how the results of this recount will affect your east bay commute and your wallet for years to come. >> taxpayer dollars are on the line. >> right after the break, new details on a threat of more shuttered fire stations. when and where they could soon be closed. gentleman firefighters in contra costa county join a heated debate involving the closure of four fire stations. rob rosts is here with when a final decision could be made. >> this fire station on shell avenue in martinez is one of four stations in the county marked for closure. in a meeting that just wrapped up, the contra costa county board boar put off making a final vote. >> fire fires throughout the county came in on their day off to see if the contra costa county board of supervisors would vote to close four fire stations. people urged the board to spare the stations in their com
CBS
Dec 4, 2012 12:00pm PST
in the east bay. >> contra costa county's board of supervisors will vote on closures in just a few hour. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at one station where they explain why the closures may be necessary. >> reporter: it would involve four station in contra costa county including 12 i martinez. the district says that's their only options. neighbors say it can't be true. >> i think it's shame. i live in this community and this neighborhood. i have always safe and secure. >> it makes me scared of what could potentially happen if it takes an extra five minutes for a different firehouse to come down. >> reporter: their fear not enough to make change. the reality, contra costa county couldn't get enough votes. the county's fire protection district's funding measure, measure q, failed to pass the november ballot. now four stations are on the chopping block. >> the decision to close a fire station is not easy. there is no perfect modem. we don't go to school to learn how to close fire stations. >> reporter: the fire protection district covers 300 square miles serving 600,000 neighbors. leaders say i
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 4:30am PST
. the contra costa county district attorney's office is leading the investigation. >>> authorities have identified the man who was shot and killed by walnut creek police officers. a story we brought you yesterday morning. the contra costa county coroner's office says he's 22-year-old anthony banta, jr.. they say someone was screaming in the background of the 911 was shot and died on the scene. >>> pittsburg police investigating a shooting in the parking lot of the bay point bart station. sky 7 hd was overhead 7:00 last night, 18-year-old was shot several times and taken to the hospital with life threat anyone injuries trains were delayed for 45 minutes. >>> friends of a novato man who jumped into a creek to escape police three days ago are fearing the worst. yesterday's search for anthony donaldson ended with no sign of the 23-year-old. he was seen jumping into the frigid water early monday morning. police stopped him for possible dui, he got out of the car and ran. officers chased him along side the creek until he jumped in. >>> oakland's city leaders reaching for help to stem growing
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 5:00am PST
say they are looking for three suspects >> former commander of a contra costa county narcotics task force is expected to plead guilty today to drug charges. the attorney for norman well of says his client will -- admit to federal charges of conspire city to sell marijuana and meth. well -- welsh was caught in a sting operation february of last year he faces a minimum of 10 years. >>> berkeley police trying to determine what caused a car to crash into a liquor store last night. the car slammed through the front entrance of the e-z market that was 9:30 last night a woman at store was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. >>> developing economic news. it is positive for the struggling housing market. a report on california's economy shows a recovery that continues to plod along. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with analysis. >> reporter: for the last several years when home prices have have been in the news it has been bad, but not this morning. home prices are up, surged more than 6% in one year the biggest jump in six years. median price up $18,000 to $178,000, and califo
KRON
Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
the contra costa county border meets with the oakland hillsthe heavy rain over the weekend saturated the hillside bringing down a significant amount of mud early monday morninghuge rocks like this one here landed right in the roadway the california highway patrol was on hand to direct traffic around this narrow pathwaybicyclists also had to navigate through the debris as one lane was completely blocked by the slide eventually pinehurst was closed by contra costa county public worksthis crew brought in a pair of heavy duty front loaders to clear the slidemud was collected and poured into dump trucksload after loaduntil the road was clearedand reopened to trafficon pinehurst road on the contra costa county oakland borderhaaziq madyun, kron 4news >> catherine: continuing our team coverage. also in the east bay. a road that keeps flooding has really frustrated a long-time resident. kron 4's justine waldman shows us the mudslide and what is being done to fix it. >> reporter: as soon as it started to rain victor husary knew this was going to happen. that is why he got out his cell phone an
CBS
Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
protection going to be stretched a little thinner in contra costa county. supervisors voted to close four fire stations. that leaves the city of clayton without a single fire station. cbs 5 reporter chris christin ayers went out. >> we got a phone call from two different neighbors saying the house was engulfed. >> reporter: kelly's teenage son narrowly escaped the flames a year and a half ago. firefighters from her nearby station arrived in minutes, dousing the flames before they could spread. >> it was a fast burning fire. the way the flames were going my fear was it would take another home. >> reporter: now she worries the nec fire will be worse. the contra costa county board of supervisors agreed to shutter four fire stations. it means a lot of people will go from having a fire station seconds away from their home to one miles away. we mounted a camera on our live truck and timed our drive. it took us 8:12 to arrive at fire station 223.5 miles away that's obviously a bit longer than it would take a fire truck to make that same trip from fire station to fire station. people who live in
SFGTV2
Dec 19, 2012 11:30am PST
of recruitment efforts, specifically they have done marin, they have done contra costa county, san mateo, san jose, a large group of building agencies. talk to the director of human resources, they were satisfied with what has occurred. alliance also provides the recruitment for all the positions in contra costa county, which i think was interesting. they were asked to -- the references were asked to rate the quality of the candidates and they said that they were outstanding and this was specific to a question about a chief building official recruitment. and the other thing that he found out was that this vendor is flexible in working with the hiring authority to meet the specific needs including scheduled meetings with subject matter experts, development of recruitment strategy and presentation of the final list. that really basically says they were willing to craft the recruitment based on what the entity wanted rather than a preconceived notion. bob murray and associates, he was the individual who did the last recruitment for the director. he knows the department as it was 7 years ago,
CBS
Dec 20, 2012 12:00pm PST
: pam dodson of contra costa county emergency medical services leads the cpr class with monique's help. today they are teaching 6 through 8th graders at saint catherine of siena school in martinez where darius had graduated. >> she has been such an inspiration. she has taken this and she inspired us to do more. >> press the button. >> reporter: monique's nonprofit also donates automated external defibrillators to save kids' lives. when a person has sudden cardiac arrest, it analyzes it and gives instruction. electric shock restores normal heart rhythm. in the last three years in contra costa county, when a layperson has used an aed, there's been a 53% survival rate. monique has donated more than aeds to --more than 30 aeds to schools, paid for through fundraisers with american medical response ambulance service and students by bryan binayas take the training to heart. >> if there's something who needs my help i can help them. >> reporter: it's darius' legacy. >> i told him, always do the right thing. and this is the right thing. our children are our future. >> reporter: so for educatin
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
at the scene. >> reporter: investigators including the contra costa county crime lab scoured the scene looking for evidence. police say they are not looking for any other suspects and no officers or anyone else were hurt in the shooting. both walnut creek police and the contra costa county d.a.'s office will be taking over this investigation. and police here say they will have another update for us later this afternoon. in walnut creek, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> we now know it was an 11- year-old boy from daly city that is killed in a police pursuit in pasadena on christmas day. police and fbi agents were conducting a gang sweep when they started following a car that committed a traffic violation. the suspects took off and eventually hit a minivan carrying a family from daly city. an adult and 11-year-old were killed in the car. three others in the minivan were injured, as well. four suspects are arrested and face murder charges. >>> the search is on for suspects in a gang-related shooting in south san jose last night short live before 9 p.m. in the area off serenade and lullaby drives. office
FOX
Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
when the baby arrived. >>> several fire districts in contra costa county received life saving equipment. 70 defibrillators were delivered. >>> fire department policies could be changing following a crash this month that sent several firefighters to the hospital. three firefighters on december 1 were struck by a out of control car by highway 24. they want to review policies to prevent a similar accident in the future. the district has implemented some new procedures. >>> a local playground destroyed, who is repairing it? >> not one, not two, a half dozen classrooms vandalized. >> in 4 minutes a $4.3 million pay day. the check lender called out for ripping off customers. >>> bringing in a new team of experts in hopes of reducing violent crime. ktvu's mike mibach joins us now. >> reporter: 5 days away from the new year and a new plan of attack underway. that plan announced here outside city hall. includes splitting the city up into five districts and dropping a quarter million dollars on a consultant. >> reporter: downtown oakland midafternoon, a robbery investigation underway, same time t
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
developing news from contra costa county, the sheriff's department is investigating a homicide. it happened last night pleasant hill near 680 and concord avenue where we find terry mcsweeney. >> reporter: the body was found last evening across concord avenue from where i'm stage near the 680 northbound on-ramp. you can see shopping carts, hopeless area there, another one under the over pass as well don't know go that has anything to do with this homicide investigation underway pictures from last night a lot of deputies this area concord and 680 north they are looking for clues, anything that could lead 'em to resolution of the matter we have been trying all morning to get ahold of the spokesperson for the contra costa county sheriff's department, been unable to do so what we know it was adult found here last evening and it is being investigated as a homicide. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> major development this morning, oakland is now the first city in the nation to willfully surrender control of its police department to a court appointed director. the city reached a deal yesterday to avo
KRON
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> contra costa county's sins of supervisors will vote today on the future of four fire stations, a live report is coming up. >> we're watching the talks to train the white house and the gop as the fiscal cliff is looming just 21 days away. >> of weather and traffic may be on your mind this morning so let's check in with erica. >> today's forecast is not as good as yesterday's. increasing fog and clouds cover this afternoon and it looks like rain is on the horizon. out the door temperatures are in the first 30's and 40's. we will only warm things up into the upper 50s low 60s. those of the cooler conditions and rain as on the way. current conditions 37 for a delay of 38% for rosa 44 for hayward 45 for redwood city. dallas they were the numbers are expected to go the afternoon and have a full look at future cast four coming up in my next report. >> more cars on the road now that we are in the 6:00 hour. give yourself extra time if you're planning on heading into san francisco. traffic is busy at the bay bridge toll plaza. if you fasttrack you will save some time because the cash lanes are
KRON
Dec 6, 2012 4:00am PST
... the contra costa county sheriff's office is investigating a homicide. it happened last night in pleasant hill. it was reported near the intersection of interstate highway 680 and concord avenue. no further details have been released. we will bring you updates as they become available. >> napa county sheriff's deputies are searching for an 85 -year old man.. described as at risk norman alumbaugh, who you see on the screen, suffers from dementia. he has silver - white hair, is 5 -feet -10 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. he was driving a silver colored town and country s- u-v. alumbaugh was last seen on trancas street, turning toward silverado trail in napa >> >> authorities in nevada say a woman has been found and taken to the hospital after she and a nevada man disappeared after leaving a sacramento suburb during bad weather. . authorities say 46-year- old paula lane was found near highway 88 last night. lane was hospitalized, but her condition remains unknown at this time. authorities say lane and 44-year-old roderick cliffton got stuck in the snow during their trip through the sierra
KRON
Dec 4, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> four fire stations are slated for a closer and contra costa county early next year. voters have rejected a measure on the ballot that would have kept them funded and operating. jackie sissel is on the scene with the latest on the situation out there. this is something that will impact the communities, specifically where stations are located. >> you are correct as the station for in walnut creek that is on the chopping block. this is one of the four stations scheduled to be closed and the contra costa fire county district. here is some video of the firefighters at work. we talked about the partial tax called measure q and had failed in november. that would have kept the contra costa fire in a country distich fully funded. because it was shot down there have to close down four of the stations here. they hope to save about $3 million a year out of their $102 million annual budget. which ones will be closed? this one here is on the chopping block, station no. 4. also on the block is at station 11 stations well in march and as a as well as station no. 16 and lafayette. that leaves tw
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
contra costa county. they bought it from antiterrorism funds. >>> police in vacaville are asking for the public's help in finding a 56-year-old woman who has been missing for eight days. kathleen was last seen at 10:30 p.m.. she did not take her purse, cell phone or id with her. her dodge neon is also missing. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is set to go back to work on wednesday. she -- doctors say clinton contracted a stomach virus earlier this month got dehydrated fainted and fell and hit her head. she was diagnosissed with a concussion on december 13th and hasn't been seen in public since. >>> another deadly understand -- to prevent another deadly incident like in benghazi they are closing their embassy there. u.s. state department ordered the ambassador and his staff to evacuate immediately. >>> californians are registered to vote in record numbers this year. with the edition of online registration this year, registration among 1-24-year- olds in-- 18-24-year-olds increased. the younger voters are more likely to state no party preference when they register. >>> city o
KRON
Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
news. >>pam: new video tonight. from the scene of a head-on collision in eastern contra costa county. that killed a woman and a young boy. the c-h-p says, an oldsmobile sedan slammed into a big- rig on byron highway near clifton court. south of byron. it happened at a little before 3-30 this afternoon. the c-h-p says, the truck was heading north. going at about 55- miles an hour. when he saw traffic slow in front of him. the boy. who is believed to >> it is about that time that he noticed the oldsmobile, 1988. it was swerving back and forth and it went over the double yellow line and collided with the big rig, head on. >> the boy, who is believed to be eight or nine years old seat of the sedan. died at the scene. the driver of the sedan. a 21-year-old woman from bay point. died later at a hospital. the truck driver was not hurt. the c-h-p is trying to figure out if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. >> major developments in the prop 8 case. the u.s. supreme court has agreed to review the voter approved ban on same sex marriage in california. tonight kron 4's dan kerman looks
KRON
Dec 24, 2012 11:00pm PST
news. >> catherine: there was a mudslide today in contra costa county.near the oakland border.on pinehurst road. it was a mess and the road was closed for awhile. drivers were trying to navigate around the mud. the c-h-p was called to the scene around 5 this morning. . >> basically, early this morning as you can see there was a rockslide on pinehurst surely, the league will be out here with a cleanup crew and a big rig. with a backhoe. it should take them the better part of the state to clean this up. at that point, we should have davis in order. >> catherine: the slide was cleaned up in a few hours. >> they should have everything-in order. but with more rain in the forecast - the public works dept. will keep an eye on the stormy weather caused a big tree branch to fall onto this san francisco gas station. it happened on portrero and 17th over the weekend. the awning of the 76 station >> the water is back on for 15 homeowners in mill valley. it was shut off this morning because of a water main break - which flooded marin avenue. this is video from abc 7 news. marin avenue was
FOX
Dec 4, 2012 12:00pm PST
. >>> major changes may come soon to fire services in contra costa county. today, county supervisors are discussing the possibility of closing four fire stations in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and la fayette. the closure list comes a month after voters in the contra costa fire district rejected measure q, the temporary seven- year parcel tax would have provided enough funds to keep the four dations -- the four stations open. >>> the oakland raiders are expressing their condolences to dennis allen who lost his father last night. grady allen passed away due to cardiac arrest. according to a statement from the raid, dennis allen traveled to the dales fort worth area to be by his father's said white after -- right after the game on saturday. he does plan to play in the game on thursday against denver. >>> we're still on stormwatch as more wet weather moves into the area. in the meantime, the cleanup continues from the weekend storm. a free that well on reed avenue is scheduled for removal today. as you can see it was still laying on sop of -- on top of several vehicles this morning.
KRON
Dec 11, 2012 7:00am PST
because they cannot afford it any longer. a couple months ago the boulders in contra costa county but it to reject a measure q which route would have generated millions of dollars and that all the fire stations open. i talked to some people inside, they can't go on camera but they did tell me they planned to sell the supervisor they now or pay later. the extra $80 and property tax the rejected for measure q or does what? the home insurance policy could go up by the hundreds if not thousands of dollars. here is what we're looking at. they chose these four stations because of the volumes of calls. apparently these did not get as many calls as the others and they are close enough to surrounding fire stations that is something should happen in nearby station could come by and pick up the load. if you live next to the fire station for years you don't like that. that is something that will probably have to be done. that is what's gonna happen and i clock in the morning. that is according to the people against the measures. this will recall create longer response time. they save your goi
CBS
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
regular rain. the forecast is coming up. >>> contra costa county's fire protection district is closing four five houses. the ones in walnut creek, clayton and martinez, will close after january 1. the 4th in lafayette is already closed. the county's top fire official says the loss of property taxes and a failed tacts measure in november caused the district to burn through its cash reserves. he says now an already understaffed agency will have to do even more with less. >>> the holidays are prime time for crooks trying to pass counterfeit bills. the clues to look for if you suspect a fake. >> plus, the medical breakthrough making it easier for couples to conceive. >>> then iced out. dozens of hockey games lost. how local businesses are losing out in the nhl lockout. >> and remember, you can track the rain anytime with our live high-def doppler radar on our website, cbssf.com/weather. to reach a deal that would e this year's hockey season. ready done. >>> negotiations resumed today between nhl owners and players hoping to reach a deal to save the hockey season. but a lot of damage is don
KRON
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
contra costa county that will close in early january after voters rejected a measure that would have funded the stations. to get you more news faster we turn to kron 4 as sole reporter jacki sizzle who joins us live from fire station no. 4 and walnut creek. >> contra costa fire district is a huge district and services nine cities and they have about 600,000 people in this district. as you stated before this measure q did not pass and this means that they have a budget shortfall and this means that they have to start shutting down stations and this is expected to start in january. they are having a meeting today. their annual budget is set at about zero hundred and $2 million. he is that by closing these four stations they stated that they will save about $3 million a year. would stations will be closing? >> the stations the are on the chopping block is the no. 4 on hawthorne drive, no. 11 on center drive, #12 and martinez, and no. 16 and lafayette. this leaves only two stations that will be left. how wilthey stated how was the stations chosen, and it was based on call volumes. it is
FOX
Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
to follow news from contra costa county where a crash claimed the lives of o two people. it happened about two hours ago. officials tell united states that a car collided with a big rig. we're told the child died here at the scene and an adult died at the hospital. the driver of the big rig was not hurt. the crash caused a diesel spill over the auk wa duct. . >> a frightening tunnel bl from the upper deck at the coliseum has put a raiders fan in the hospital. >> oakland police say they are treating this as a medical incident. they don't believe this man was pushed and they're not doing any further investigation into exactly how he fell. >> it was a dramatic fall from one of the highest point in the stadium and many in the stands didn't notice it. a man described as being approximately 18 years old toppled over the railing on the floor o of the upper deck falling 30 feet. it happened around kickoff last night. in a statement the coliseum's management company said the man was attended to by scomplis paramedics. he was conscious when he left the slen ewe. they added he remains in the hospi
KICU
Dec 10, 2012 11:30pm PST
at an elementary school in contra costa county. good evening everybody, i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. ken wayne joins joins us now and says this isn't the first pipe bomb found in pleasanthill in the last few days. >> reporter: this is the second pipe bomb found at a pleasant hill school and now investigators are trying to determine if they are connected. >> right outside the window. and had it gone off it would have caused damage to the school, absolutely. >> reporter: the children were evacuated and taken to a church next door where their parents picked them up. the bomb squad was called in. >> found that it did contain an explosive inside and it was a live explosive device. >> reporter: no one was injured. police tracked down a red pickup truck and arrested three teenagers. >> we have some good leads. we have some video we're hoping to examine and determine whether or not they're involved in other crimes. >> it was frightening and i just heard it before coming here, but it does seem out of place. >> reporter: nicole becker just moved here from san francisco. >> a little sm
CBS
Dec 12, 2012 4:30am PST
to be stretched a little thinner contra costa county. supervisors have voted to close four fire stations in walnut creek, martinez, lafayette and the city of clayton. it's part of a service reduction plan in case voters don't pass the parcel tax proposal. the goal is to save about $3 million a year. no firefighters will be laid off. that's the good news. the four stations are set to go dark next month. now clayton has no fire stations. >> it's hitting us in a tender spot with us because of what we have been through and we know what others will, you know, unfortunately have to go through. >> clayton's fire crews responded in minutes to save kelly's home from an electrical fire last year. fire crews say the station closure will affect emergency response times. >>> time now 4:35. a cold storm is bringing some showers today and lawrence is talking snow. >> snow? >> snow. >> snow? >> wouldn't that be nice. [ laughter ] >> it would be. >> not in san francisco. but over the mountaintops we could see a little snow over mount diablo, possibly mount hamilton. we have a cold front coming through. scattered
KRON
Dec 24, 2012 8:00pm PST
blocking one in contra costa county. in the south bay. residents told to get out of their homes after a creek started to overflow. everyone keeping an eye on the trouble spots. hoping the christmas holiday doesn't turn into too much of a washout. and it's not over. tomorrow - more rain is expected. i'm here in the weather center with kron4's brian van aken. we want to know about possible flooding on christmas day. >> the storms are cordially stronger. a 30-40 m.p.h.. the storms are going to be- stronger. continuing our team coverage. also in the east bay. a road that keeps flooding has really frustrated a fix the problem. scott? >> the gruesome been out here about 45 minutes ago. the gruesome-mess and the working crews with sandbags out here. if i can over a. this is where the creek that overflowed into the neighborhood last night. several working crews getting sandbags one after another. hoping that the water will stay out of this neighborhood. this photograph from a neighbor showing water pouring onto the streets. floodwaters that sent neighbors running. >> this entire grassy area w
KRON
Dec 25, 2012 4:00am PST
mudslide in contra costa county.near the oakland border.on pinehurst road. it was a mess and the road was closed for awhile. drivers were trying to navigate around the mud. the c-h-p was called to the scene around 5 yesterday morning. >> we are providing traffic control shortly, the county will also bring working crews to clean up this however, it is going to be closed from sky line. >> the slide was cleaned up in a few hours. but with more rain in the forecast - the public works department. of course. will keep an eye on the area. the stormy weather caused a big tree branch to fall onto this san francisco gas station. it happened on portrero and 17th over the weekend. the awning of the 76 gas station was knocked over. no one was hurt. >> thousands of nurses at nine bay area hospitals are expected to return to work today after a day of strikes. hospital officials and representatives with the california nurses association say registered nurses and technicians with sutter health walked off the job yesterday morning. the strike is the eighth by the union since last september. it comes as
CBS
Dec 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> it has become my life's mission, my purpose. >> reporter: pam dodson of contra costa county emergency medical services leads the cpr class with monique's help. today they are teaching 6 through 8th graders at saint catherine of siena school in martinez where darius had graduated. >> she has been such an inspiration. she has taken this and she inspired us to do more. >> press the button. >> reporter: monique's nonprofit also donates automated external defibrillators to save kids' lives. when a person has sudden cardiac arrest, it analyzes it and gives instruction. in the last three years in contra costa county, when a layperson has used an aed, there's been a 53% survival rate. monique has donated more than aeds to -- more than 30 aeds to schools, paid for through fundraisers with american medical response ambulance service and students by bryan binayas take the training to heart. >> if there's something who needs my help i can help them. >> reporter: it's darius' legacy. >> i told him, always do the right thing. and this is the right thing. our children are our future. >> reporter: so
CBS
Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
stations in parts of contra costa county. >>> now at 6:30, they were built to protect and serve but time could be running out for some fire stations in parts of contra costa county. county supervisors heard testimony this afternoon on closing four fire stations. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran explains why the closures may be necessary. >> i actually think it would be a crying shame. i live in the community. i live in this neighborhood. i have always felt safe and secure having these young men here. >> it makes me scared that, you know, what could potentially happen if it takes an extra 5 minutes for a different firehouse to come down. >> reporter: their fear not enough to make change. the reality is, contra costa county couldn't get enough votes. the county's fire protection district's funding measure, measure q, failed to pass a november ballot. now four stations are on the chopping block. >> the decision to close the fire stations is not easy. there's no perfect model. we don't go to school to learn how to close fire stations. >> reporter: the fire protection district covers 300 square m
KRON
Dec 11, 2012 4:00am PST
. >> authorities from the contra costa county will meet with the u.s. coast guard at 10:00 this morning that will search with sonar equipment. phillip stephen mattingly was working on his tugboat when he was in last saturday. please do not suspect foul play. his age and health may have contributed to his disappearance. >> police in pleasant hill are searching for a person who left a pipe bomb outside the elementary school. >> it was left in the parking nolot yesterday afternoon. >> we don't know if it was planted here and there were people here or if there were not people here. it was planted with what we believe to the intent to do damage to school. >> walnut creek and bomb squad was called in. one officer called the bombing have fog on a protective suit. the school actually ended early. not as many children were on campus. those were there were frightened. >> yes. we never had this. >> i was a little bit fighting. >> i was a little bit weird because i did know what was happening. >> were you scared? >> yes i was shaking when we were all on the field. >> it is alarming but there are a
CBS
Dec 4, 2012 5:00am PST
a white hat with a seattle seahawks logo on it. >>> the former head of contra costa county's narcotics unit will plead guilty this week to charges that he took confiscated drugs and ordered to resell them. norman welsh indicted last year with four other cops and a private investigator. the "chronicle" reports wielsch will plead guilty in exchange for a prison sentence of no more than 10 areas. >>> plans to reduce firefighting service will be a focus of a meeting at a contra costa county fire protection district. the among the actions the closure of several fire stations. the district has to cut back after measure q failed to get a two-thirds majority in last month's election. the measure called for a parcel tax to help fund fire services. >>> president obama is closely monitoring a week-long strike at two southern california ports. 800 members of the clerical union who work at the ports of los angeles and long beach had been working without a contract for more than two years. the clerks don't handle cargo but dock workers are refusing to cross picket lines forcing a shutdown of most te
KRON
Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
costa county, three people have killed. three people have been killed, right along byron highway and clifton court bay look at this. this is why by iryron.. highway is closed. look at the damage to the front end of that saddam and. at byron highway.. barris no estimate on when this stretch will be opened but three people have died. we will continue to follow this developing story. >> the hospital had been supportive of this very difficult time. this was a first-class cars. grandma now at 5-30. this was a first-class nurse a -- >> the phone prank involving the duchess of cambridge has taken a very dark turn. a nurse is dead -- and two australian d-j's have been taken off the air. catherine heenan is here with the story. >>catherine: prince william and the duchess of cambridge say they're deeply saddened by what happened. the nurse at a london hospital who took a prank call from two australian disc jockeys has been found dead today. it's believed the woman committed suicide.and some are calling her a victim of that hoax. it happened less than a day after kate middleton left the lon
CBS
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
concord. >> four fire stations will close in contra costa county. >> a merry christmas for her and she started crying immediately and then i started crying. >> some generous secret santas go on a shopping spree in a bay area walmart. >> from across the bay to around the world -- >> we are union! >> -- the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> good morning, it's wednesday, december 12. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:30. get ready for a little more rain and perhaps a little bit of snow, too, right? >> i know. let's get to meteorologist lawrence karnow with more on that. snow. >> yeah, beginning to feel a lot like christmas around the bay area. >> yeah. >> very nice. we could see a couple of snowflakes across some of our higher peaks. that cold air sweeping onshore overnight. we have scattered showers outside right now. our high-def doppler radar is picking up on some of that activity. out on the roads, there are brief pe
CBS
Dec 12, 2012 5:00am PST
wait that much longer. >> four fire stations will close in contra costa county. >> they made it a merry christmas for her and she start crying immediately and i started crying. >> generous secret santas go on a shopping spree at a bay area walmart. from across the bay -- >> it's something you can't see. it's sort of eerie. like the bridge isn't even there. >> -- to around the world -- >> we are union! >> -- the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >> oh, my goodness! captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> good morning. it's wednesday, december 12. i'm michelle griego. >> good morning, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:31. we begin with a toddler who was taken to the hospital this morning after a suspected drunk driver crashed into an apartment building in san jose at 3 a.m. on taylor street near highway 101. police say the truck slammed into the room where the child was sleeping. the driver tried to get away but was stopped and taken into custody. no word on the extent of the toddler's injurie
KRON
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
officers as they tried to enter the home. killing tuvera. a contra costa county employment and human services worker has been arrested and charged for allegedly stealing food stamp funding. >> tina crosby was arrested on thursday on suspicion of embezzling public funds. falsifying records. and identity theft. an investigation by the district attorney's office and crosby's work revealed that she had embezzled more than five-thousand dollars in public funds. crosby is being charged with four felonies and is facing a maximum sentence of four years in prison. >> in national news from newtown connecticut, funerals this weekend for the young victims of the sandy hook elementary school shooting. seven year old josephine gay. joey as she was often called. loved the color purple, her i-pad, and barbie dolls. her parents said she had a zest for life. a 90 minute service was held for her saturday. with people leaving cards and notes outside the church. police officers were also there, paying their respects. and in utah. another victim of the school massacre was laid to rest. a service for six y
ABC
Dec 1, 2012 6:00am PST
costa county health services and the the community center are sponsoring events to commemorate this day. from 11 to two, free hiv tests and counseling will be offered at the delta bay church of christ on railroad avenue in pittsburgh and at 8:00 tonight in concord a candle light vigil will take place at the park. county health officials say the most recent census figures show the number of people living with a.i.d.s. was up in 2011 compared with four years earlier. >>> coming up next, tensions are escalating again between north and south korea. what is being planned days ahead of south korea's presidential election. and a tourist is attacked by a shark while snorkeling in hawaii. hawaii. how he k you need to goounter. think you need to go to a department store counter for a professional cleansing device? join the counter revolution and switch to olay pro-x. get cleansing results as effective as a $200 system. guaranteed or your money back. olay pro-x. everything about the oral-b power brush is simply revolutionary. our unique brush head cleans in three directions with up to 50% more bru
CBS
Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
community groups will be holding events. contra costa county health services will provide free hiv testing and downsling in pittsburg. starts at 11:00 this morning and rainbow community center will hold a -- to honor people living with aids and those who have died from the disease. also having a big party in the castro in san francisco, paint the castro red. >>> a bay area athlete's battle with lung cancer has inspired a unique journey and 8 million facebook followers to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease. >>> reporter: cal grad jill costello was 22 when she died from lung cancer in 2010. it's how she lived that lives on. >> i do think that last year of jill's life and although it was her most difficult and most challenging, you know, many ways it could be the best year of her life. she did so many wonderful, amazing things and truly lived life to its fullest. >> best friend since kindergarten in san francisco, jill costello and chelsea harrison share another bond. >> i'm using my lungs. >> the 24-year-old harvard grad is spreading a simple message. anyone can get lung cancer,
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 11:00am PST
a busy stretch of highway 24 in contra costa county that injured three firefighters yesterday. they are all veterans of the moraga orinda fire department. two are expected to undergo surgery many all will recover. -- . all will recovery. the firefighters were responding to one accident another car veered to the shoulder, hitting them and overturning on the side of the freeway as you can see. two others were taken to john muir medical center in critical. >>> pg&e still trying to restore power to 2,000 bay area homes and business. biggest outage south bay nearly 600 customers in the dark. north bay more than 500 without power. about the same in the east bay. pg&e crews say they hope they will have power restored to everybody by tomorrow morning. at the peak of the storm nearly 340,000 customers were without power across the bay area. >> with more rain expected, stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage. you can track the storms any time with live doppler at abc7news.com. >>> in morning police are still looking for a suspect involved in the city's first homicide in
FOX
Dec 3, 2012 12:00pm PST
and arrested. >>> a big street repair job is underway in contra costa county right now. crews are fixing a massive sinkhole that hope opened up in la fayette. alex savidge has more. >> reporter: workers fired up the heavy equipment this morning to clear out tree limbs, trash and large pieces of pavement from this giant sinkhole on mountain view drive in la fayette. the la fayette creek that runs under the road flooded during yesterday's storm because of all of this debris, that's what caused the collapse. water, sewer and gas lines were ruptured. >> first concern is to stabilize utility, then put in a temporary come bert -- come -- culvert. >> reporter: fox says he's challenged city engineers to build a better pipe for the roadway. the city had this in place but the amount that came flowing down was too much. >> if you look at the amount of the debris that's on the west side of the creek, i think you can only conclude this was unavoidable. >> reporter: kirk patterson lives a couple of doors away from the sinkhole and says this creek has overflowed many times before. >> we've had floods b
ABC
Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
by a partial tax measure that failed last month. today the contra costa county supervisors were grappling with shutting four of the stations. >> we did say we would listen to what the voters said. they either would want us to continue the current service level, or they would not approve it. unfortunately it did not get the two-thirds it n >> the vote was postponed, but many feefl it is inevitable because the district feels it needs to shutdown two more stations by july of next year. >> the county supervisors will vote to close down the stations next tuesday. as i mentioned, they will also have to close down two more by july of next year along with one or two more by july of 2014. reporting live in martinez, alan wang, abc7 news. >> thank you. >>> a school in new jersey was forced to remove a bob marley branded drink from the lunchroom after several students became ill. it is called marley's mellow mood. the drink's label says it is not intended for children, however several middle school students bought it on campus. some became lethargic and volume milted. a food service manager has been
KOFY
Dec 5, 2012 12:00am PST
others could have been saved by a partial tax measure that failed last month. today the contra costa county supervisors were grappling with shutting four of the stations. >> we did say we would listen to what the voters said. they either would want us to continue the current service level, or they would not approve it. unfortunately it did not get the two-thirds it n >> the vote was postponed, but many feefl it is inevitable because the district feels it needs to shutdown two more stations by july of next year. >> the county supervisors will vote to close down the stations next tuesday. as i mentioned, they will also have to close down two more by july of next year along with one or two more by july of 2014. reporting live in martinez, alan wang, abc7 news. >> thank you. >>> a school in new jersey was forced to remove a bob marley branded drink from the lunchroom after several students became ill. it is called marley's mellow mood. the drink's label says it is not intended for children, however several middle school students bought it on campus. some became lethargic and volume milte
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 4:30am PST
receive aid from station 12 of the contra costa county district that could end due to lack of funding. >> i know, i'm not happy it is nice having the fire station across the street. >> going to impact response times to the areas around the station. >> reporter: if station 12 is shutdown, people living near the shell refinery would rely on a fire station in downtown martinez, it would add four minutes to response time. 12 with three ours could have been saved by a parcel tax measure that failed last month. supervisors were grappling with the decision to shutter four of the 28 stations. >> it is a difficult decision. we did say that we would listen to what the voters said. and they either would want us to continue the current service level or they would not approve it. unfortunately, it did not get the 2/3 it needed. >> reporter: many feel closures are inevitable because the district needs to shutdown two more stations by july of next year. the supervisors will vote to close the four stations next tuesday. two more will need to be closed by july of next year along with one or two more p
FOX
Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm PST
corruption scandal. former contra costa county chief normal wells is said to plead guilty to five charges. includes stealing marijuana. and methamphetamines and stealing cash and cellphones from prostitutes. we have a crew at the courthouse and we will have an update on channel 2 news at six. >>> police are warning people in palo alto to be cautious while walking in the downtown area. this is after several women were assaulted in the early morning hours janine will tell us about this. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. this happened here. and underneath the blue tarp is one of the victims. she is homeless and in her 70s. i spoke to her off camera and i saw her face. she is beaten very badly. she has two black eyes and is traumatized. >> this man came to check on bunny. she tells us she is scared and upset. she was punched in the head repeatedly by a man who reached into her pockets looking for money. >> i almost got sick to my stomach. it was horrible. >> reporter: the attack happened on sunday at 1:30 in the morning. he fled empty hand. a woman in her 30s was walking in the 200 block and
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
dates, abc7 news. >> thank you. >>> breaking news tonight, the contra costa county sheriff's department is investigating a homicide happening near the interstate of 680 and concord avenue. we are told the body of an adult was found on the 680 on-ramp near concord avenue. stay with ab -- abc news for the latest on this. >> and developing news. authorities have caught up with founder john mcafee. he was arrested in guatemala accused of entering the country illegally. the 67-year-old who founded mac uh fee anti-virus software has been on the run for the past month after officials in belize tried to question him about the death of a neighbor. mac uh fee has denied any wrong doing. abc news spoke with mcafee in guatemala. >> how would i know? >> mcafee says he requested asylum in guatemala. he claims he is being persecuted for refusing to donate to local politicians. >>> a reprieve for local politicians. it will not be taken over by authorities. the city reached a deal with civil rights attorneys. they want a deal that will require them to make more than 50 reforms that still haven't happene
KRON
Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
a role in the accident. >>> the former commander of the central contra costa county narcotics team is facing up to 17 years in prison. norman welsh pleaded guilty today to stealing drugs from evidence lockers and trying to sell them on the streets. he will be sentenced in february. welsh and private investigator christopher butler were indicted for stealing drugs, operating a brothel, and conducting phony sting operations to catch prostitutes. >>> these two people were arrested for luring a repair man to their home where the 2-beat and held the repair man against his will for several hours. he managed to escape when the two suspects stopped for gas and snacks. both are being charged with kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats and conspiracy. >>> the raiders respond to the rumors that jon gruden could be returning to the silver and black. and cal has a new football coach. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicke
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